Braids and Sew in styles

Braids and Sew in styles


Sat., Sep. 3, 2011 1:07 PM EDT

by McKenzie Harris

We’ve heard of weave techniques like the sew-in, clip-in, quick weave and glue-in, but now there’s a new kid on the block … the braidless sew-in. The braidless sew-in is a new technique that stylists are beginning to pick up, described exactly how it sounds, a sew-in with no braids.

The braidless sew-in is said to eliminate bulkiness throughout the hair, leaves no lumps or bumps, and gives more flexibility with styling as far as putting your hair up into an updo style and a high, flat ponytail without any visible extensions. Because your hair is not braided down, there is more breathing room for the scalp, which allows thorough cleansing when washing your hair.

According to LaTonya Saunderson, founder and co-Owner of, the ideal candidate for the braidless sew-in is someone with five inches of hair or more. The sew-in will last about six to eight weeks depending on how fast your natural hair grows, and a full head takes around four hours to do, which is pretty standard time for a sew-in.

How does the hair stay in without a braid and without glue you ask? Saunderson gives a quick demonstration on the technique at The Weave Shop to show you how it’s done. You can click to watch more.

If you love getting extensions, but hate the braiding process, the braidless sew-in may be the perfect route to take. Need help with deciding which hair to purchase before you go? for a detailed list of what you need to know before you purchase a weave. Remember that with every style, comes a maintenance routine. It’s important to take care of your extensions just like you would your own hair for longer lasting quality results.

What do you think about the braidless sew-in? Is this something you will consider the next time you decide to get a weave? –

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